BS Sustainable Built Environments FAQs

Check out our frequently asked questions for answers to the most common questions about the BS SBE, or contact us with any other questions.


It is recommended that main campus students attend the SBE program on a full-time basis in order to progress through the program within four years. However, students may work part-time jobs or internships while in the program.

It is highly recommended that main campus SBE students begin the program during the fall semester. However, students may be admitted for spring semester or otherwise transfer into the program after the first semester and be able to successfully integrate into the program.

Yes. The Arizona Bridge Program, a partnership between Arizona community colleges and the University of Arizona, provides a clear path to pursuing your bachelor’s degree. Qualified students have the opportunity to earn their associates degree at an Arizona community college and complete their bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona. Students may join SBE to complete the final two years of their degree.

Yes, SBE students may join Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture students for summer study abroad opportunities.

There are computers available in the studio and computer lab; however, they are often used for courses. It is strongly recommended that you bring your own laptop computer to campus. Personal computers must meet specific computer requirements in order to run the necessary software.

Yes, the degree requirements are the same for SBE online and main campus. This allows students to transition between a traditional in-person program and our fully online program and maintain their progress towards completion. Students should work with their advisor to facilitate this change and to ensure a smooth transition.


March 1, 2022: Priority Deadline
May 2, 2022: Regular Application Deadline
July 1, 2022: Final Application Deadline

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAPLA building and the University of Arizona campus are closed to students. However, we offer virtual tours and you may connect with our recruitment and outreach coordinator to discuss the program, including sitting in an online class. You may also connect with our Student Ambassadors, who are happy to tell you about the studio spaces and other building features.

On-campus in-state tuition and fees per semester (7+ units):
$5,650 tuition + $698 fees
On-campus out-of-state tuition and fees per semester (12+ units):
$17,663 + $698 fees
Online program tuition and fees per unit:
$525/unit + $26.50 fees for 1-6 units or $53 fees for 7+ units
Subject to change.

Please check the University of Arizona Tuition and Fees website for the most detailed cost information.

Ready to create a more sustainable future?

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Built Environments by contacting Cait Fitzpatrick, undergraduate recruitment coordinator, or review the admissions process and begin your application now:

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